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Wahmuka is a raksasa [ogre] and the physical incarnation of the amniotic fluid of the triplet daughters–Dewi Amba, Dewi Ambika and Dewi Ambalika–of the king of Giantipura. Wahmuka objects when anyone seeks to marry one of the three princesses, and because of his magical strength, no one can succeed in doing so. Eventually he is defeated by Raden Dewabrata and thereupon retransformed into amniotic fluid.

Wahmuka has plelengan eyes and his gaping mouth reveals his teeth and fangs. He wears a diadem with the garuda ornament in back, the sekar kluwih ear ornaments, the birawa ulur-ulur necklace and bracelets and anklets. He wears a long loincloth. Only the front arm of the puppet is capable of movement.

(Sumber: Sejarah Wayang Purwa. Hardjowirogo. Jakarta: Perpustakaan Perguruan Kementerian P.P. dan K., 1955)

Publisher: Lontar Foundation;

Created: 2014

Source Rights: Ki Purbo Asmoro

Manuscript Code: LF-Wahmuka.sm_P5124148.jpg

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